By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-Happy Thanksgiving! As always, I am very thankful that you choose to frequent this website and I give extra thanks to the members for their patronage. Likewise, a huge thanks to our tremendous staff of writers for all their hard work and friendship. I hope everyone celebrating the holiday has a wonderful day. I will be enjoying a big meal and a day of football with family, so please forgive the lighter count than usual.
-The Impact Wrestling television show includes the annual turkey suit match. Impact now airs on Pop TV at 9CT/10ET. John Moore’s review should be available on Friday morning, and my Impact Wrestling Hit List and members’ exclusive audio review will also be available on Friday afternoon.
-NXT is not holding any events this weekend due to the holiday.
-NXT Takeover: WarGames received an A grade from Dot Net voters with 79 percent of the vote. B finished second with 19 percent. Only 3 percent gave the show a C or worse. I gave the show an A- in my audio review on Saturday night.
-Dot Net voters selected Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano as the best Takeover match with 46 percent of the vote. WarGames received 30 percent, and Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream scored 21 percent. I agree with the majority of voters.
-WWE Survivor Series received a B grade with 44 percent of the vote. C finished second with 24 of the vote. Both Jake Barnett and I sided with the majority, as we both gave it a B grade in our audio review on Sunday night.
-Dot Net voters selected Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte as the best match of Survivor Series with 46 percent of the vote. Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan finished second with 31 percent. I preferred Lesnar vs. Bryan, but it was a tough call because they were both so entertaining.
-Monday’s WWE Raw received a majority vote of B as the letter grade with 43 percent of the vote. I gave the show a C+ with the Smackdown women attack at the end of the show giving it a bump over the average mark.
-Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown received a majority vote of an F as the letter grade with 23 percent of the vote. 27 percent of the voters gave the show an C grade (and were far too kind). I gave the show an D- grade in that it was a major letdown coming out of Survivor Series.
Birthdays and Notables
-Elias (Jeffrey Sciullo) is 31.
-Former WWE and TNA creative team member Ed Ferrara is 52.
-Lash LeRoux (Johnathan LeRoux) is 42.
-The late Archie Gouldie, who worked as The Mongolian Stomper, was born on November 22, 1936. He died at age 79 on January 23, 2016.
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